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April 26, 2010 | By Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times
Hundreds of people turned out Monday to pay final respects to former Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl F. Gates, whose casket was on display in an auditorium at the department's downtown headquarters. The iconic, controversial chief, who led the LAPD for 14 years ending in 1992, died this month after a short battle with cancer. He was 83. A white hearse ferrying Gates' wooden casket arrived at the LAPD's auditorium in the morning hours, escorted by a phalanx of motorcycle officers.
July 17, 1988 | Associated Press
A burglar has been serving himself at a restaurant, repeatedly making off with 14-ounce steaks from the freezer. "That's all they take is steak. I just don't know what to think any more, because they've gotten away with a lot of it lots of times," said Tommy C. Hamby, owner of the Hofbrau. The steakhouse was burglarized last week for the ninth time this year, police said. Hamby said the haul has totaled hundreds of steaks. Police are interviewing witnesses, Sgt. Jerold Seidl said.
August 15, 2009 | Mike Anton
Hundreds of homes remained threatened late Friday by two out-of-control wildfires in mountain areas near Santa Cruz and Santa Maria that cast black plumes of smoke for miles along the Central Coast. A state of emergency was declared Friday in Santa Cruz County, where the Lockheed fire has damaged two structures and blackened more than 4,000 acres since Wednesday. Mandatory evacuations were ordered for about 2,400 people in Bonny Doon and Swanton, communities in the Santa Cruz Mountains where the last major fire occurred in 1948, authorities said.
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January 30, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A roof fire forced hundreds of guests and gamblers to evacuate a hotel and casino in Mashantucket. No one was hurt in the fire at Foxwoods Resort & Casino, authorities said.
April 17, 1987 | Associated Press
Hundreds of Christian pilgrims from around the world waded into the Jordan River on Wednesday to be baptized after the example of Jesus Christ, who the Bible says was baptized by the prophet John in the river nearly 2,000 years ago. The white-robed pilgrims came from as far away as the Philippines and Mexico to celebrate Easter in the Holy Land.
October 30, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
Hundreds of people were killed in fighting between Banyamulenge Tutsi rebels and Zairian troops in the eastern Zairian city of Uvira, refugees reported. As many as 1,500 ethnic Hutus, rivals of the Tutsis, crossed the border from Zaire into Burundi and provided the first eyewitness accounts of fighting in Uvira. They said rebels seized the city Friday, and that Uvira had been thoroughly looted and now lacked food, medicine and water.
December 22, 2008 | Times Wire Reports
Riot police clubbed, kicked and detained dozens of demonstrators in the Pacific port of Vladivostok in a harsh crackdown on a protest that was one of dozens nationwide by people outraged over an increase in car import tariffs. Imported used cars are highly popular among Russians, particularly throughout the Far East. Hundreds rallied in Vladivostok on Saturday for the second weekend in a row, and several hundred demonstrators refused to disperse as ordered Sunday. Police hauled them into vans Several people were beaten, and at least 10 journalists were detained.
December 27, 1986 | United Press International
Fire fueled by exploding gas jars raged through a crowded harbor before dawn Friday, damaging hundreds of closely packed Chinese junks and leaving more than 1,000 people homeless, officials said. Two people were reported injured in the blaze, a 17-year-old male who was treated at a hospital and released and an 83-year-old woman who was hospitalized in fair condition. "It seems incredible that so few people were hurt," said one witness. "When I saw the fire at about 5:30 a.m.
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